Professional Jeweler Archive: Free Time

May 2005

Cover Focus | Older Boomers: New Products

Free Time

The leading edge of the "Me Generation" enters a new phase


They’re looking behind them at empty nests and forward to generous nest eggs. Older Boomers have money to spend and eclectic tastes. Take them beyond the basics in diamond jewelry and show them the following trends:

  • Longer pendants with diamond pavé, often accented with gemstone pavé.
  • Line bracelets updated with a mix of diamond cuts.
  • Cuffs with lacy pavé designs for a substantial style statement while still looking young and contemporary.
  • Non-bridal diamond rings ripe for anniversary giving or women buying for themselves.
Bracelet in 14k white gold has 4 carats of round brilliant and baguette diamonds.

Eugene Biro, New York City; (800) 223-3535,

Pendant is 14k yellow gold set with 0.33 carat of diamonds and with mother of pearl and natural rubies., New York City; (212) 806-6059, fax (212) 886-6034,

Brooch in 18k gold features 14.31 carats of white and natural-color diamonds.

Manak Jewels Inc., San Francisco, CA; (415) 255-4768,

Platinum ring is set with 1.19 carats of F VS spring-cut diamonds and 0.45 carat of F VS1 round brilliant diamonds. Suggested retail, $5,950. Platinum pendant has 0.35 carat of E VS2 spring-cut diamonds, 0.57 carat of F VS spring-cut diamonds and 0.14 carat of round brilliant diamonds. Suggested retail, $3600.

M&M Diamond Imports, Houston, TX; (800) 451-0634.

Bracelets in 18k white gold have up to 4 carats of diamonds each.

Elite Designs Inc., Hallandale, FL; (954) 455-5353, fax (954) 455-8881.

Necklace is 14k white gold with diamonds totaling 1.02 carats.

KC Designs; (212) 921-9270, fax (212) 768-9073,

“Vanguard” ring is 18k white gold with about 2.33 carats of CaressaCut™ diamonds.

Caressa, Long Island City, NY; (877) 227-3772,

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